Program for Thursday May 18, 2017

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Section

FELLOWS-IN-TRAINING BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
  • Track: Networking

Chairs: Lena Makaroun, MD and Morgan Mihok, MD

Please join other fellows, faculty members, and leaders in geriatrics at the annual Fellows-in-Training Breakfast. This event is a unique opportunity to share and discuss ideas, past experiences, and future career plans while networking with colleagues and mentors from all across the country.    

Other Session

NURSES BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF
Join other nurses, nursing students, and AGS leaders at this special breakfast session. The breakfast will also include time for networking and presentations by AGS nursing leaders.    

 

Other Session

PHARMACISTS BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Todd Semla, PharmD, MS
The Pharmacists Breakfast is an opportunity for pharmacist members of AGS to network and discuss ways to collaborate. A discussion of leadership opportunities within AGS will also be a priority for the meeting.  

Section

SOCIAL WORKERS BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Dawn E. Butler, JD, MSW
Professional social workers and social work students in geriatrics are invited to join and network at the Social Workers’ Breakfast Meeting. This session will include a panel presentation focusing on the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs).

Symposia

ADAPTATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF THE HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM: IMPLEMENTATION AND SPREAD

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Track: Models of Care
  • Location: Room 304

CME/CE, CMD: 1.5  
Sponsored by the Clinical Practice & Models of Care Committee and the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Special Interest Group
Moderator: Ariba Khan, MD, MPH
This session is intended for clinical providers and administrators, who wish to learn how to implement, disseminate and adapt HELP. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the nuances affecting the dissemination of HELP in various settings; (2) describe the key challenges faced by the HELP team; (3) describe the clinical outcomes followed by the HELP team in defining success; and (4) describe the cost outcomes associated with the prevention of delirium.

  • Volunteer and Electronic Medical Record Adaptations to Facilitate Spread Throughout a Large Community Hospital
    Fred H. Rubin, MD
  • Impact of HELP on Hospital Readmission Rate and Mobility
    Mark A. Supiano, MD
  • Adaptations of HELP in Surgical Setting without Volunteers
    Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, RN, DNSc
  • Adaptation of HELP to the Nursing Home Setting: Preliminary Feasibility and Outcome Data
    Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS
  • Discussant
    Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH
 

Workshop

CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP I - VERTIGO MANUEVERS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room 225 A

CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit: 1.5
Faculty: Beata A. Skudlarska, MD, CMD, AGSF; James O. Judge, MD; Marina Blagodatny, MD
Learning Objectives: (1) review the prevalence and impact of BPV; (2) perform a Dix Halpike and a lateral roll; and (3) perform canalith repositioning maneuvers to diagnose and resolve vertiginous symptoms.

Symposia

GOAL-ORIENTED CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS IN SPECIALTY CLINICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room 302

CME/CE, CMD: 1.5                 
Moderator: Aanand D. Naik, MD
This session presents novel approaches and initiatives in developing, evaluating and integrating patient- aligned, goal-oriented care in the context of specialty geriatrics care, including chronic pain and depression (at the interface of Rheumatology/Aging), cardiology and primary care coordination and communication, and mental health integration within primary care settings (diabetes and depression intervention). Learning Objectives: (1) describe the principles of goal-oriented care that aligns specialty care with patient goals and preferences, and promotes coordination between primary and specialty care; (2) review how patient-aligned, goal-oriented care can be implemented into the busy clinical practices of primary and specialty care services; (3) acquire skills in communication and coordination between primary care and specialty care about patient-aligned, goal-oriented care using examples drawn from cardiology; and (4) identify innovative methods for aligning specialty care services with patient articulated goals of care using the example of chronic back pain and comorbid depression.

  • Aligning Specialty Care with Patient Goals and Preferences: Promoting Coordination between Primary and Specialty Care
    Aanand D. Naik, MD
  • Implementing Patient-Aligned, Goal-Oriented Care Into Busy Clinical Practices of Primary and Specialty Care Services
    Mary Tinetti, MD
  • Communication and Coordination of Patient-Aligned, Goal-Oriented Care Among Primary Care Providers and Cardiologists
    John A. Dodson, MD, MPH
  • Innovative Methods for Aligning Specialty Care Services with Patient Articulated Goals of Care for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Comorbid Depression
    Una Makris, MD, MSc

Workshop

MODEL GERIATRIC PROGRAMS: GERIATRIC EDUCATION MATERIALS AND METHODS SWAP I: IT TAKES A TEAM

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Track: Education
  • Location: Room 225 D

CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit: 1.5

Developed by the Teachers Section and endorsed by the Education Committee
Moderator: Michi Yukawa, MD, MPH

This workshop presents a forum for teachers of geriatric education to share topics and materials of common interest, such as program development, curriculum, educational process and research in teaching and evaluation. Learning Objective: (1) describe and exchange geriatric education and teaching materials. 

  • Multidisciplinary Outpatient Geriatrics Educational Pilot for Internal Medicine Residents
    Jennifer Ouellet, MD
  • A New Geriatrics and Palliative Care Immersion Course for Inter-professional Teams
    Sik Kim Ang, MD
  • Development of an Interprofessional Skilled Nursing Facility Based Geriatrics Elective
    Laura K. Byerly, MD
  • Introduction to the Interprofessional Team: A Video-Based Curriculum
    Jennifer C. Houpy, MD
  • Evaluation of a Team-Based Model for Interprofessional Education and Patient Care on Internal Medicine Wards
    Daphne T. Lo, MD
  • An Interprofessional Education Initiative to Minimize Pharmaceutical Risk in Primary Care
    Marcia C. Mecca, MD

 

Symposia

NIA 101 – INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING FOR EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Room 301

Moderator: Marie A. Bernard, MD
CME/CE, CMD Management Credit: 1.5                 
Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging for new and early stage researchers in cooperation with the AGS Research Committee
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research with a focus on understanding basic processes of aging, improving prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions common in later years, and improving the health of older persons. The NIA also supports the training and career development of scientists focusing on aging research and the development of research resources. This symposium targets the needs of new and early-stage investigators by providing an overview of NIA’s extramural research programs and initiatives, funding and training opportunities and the Center for Scientific Review grants review process. An opportunity is provided to meet and consult with representatives from NIA.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe the NIA mission and extramural divisions supporting clinical, biomedical, neuroscience, and behavioral and social research; (2) discuss recent policy changes which affect the funding environment; (3) identify NIA’s resources for research training and grant application; and (4) meet with representatives of NIA.

  • Introduction/ Overview of NIA and NIA Research Priorities
    Marie A. Bernard, MD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging
  • A Run through the NIA Mechanism Maze
    Robin A. Barr, DPhil, Division Director, Division of Extramural Activities
  • The CSR Study Section Perspective
    Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS
  • Early Career Investigator Perspective
    Peter Abadir, MD
  • Meet with NIA Representatives
 

Symposia

USING DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS SAFELY IN OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room 221

CME/CE: 1.5

Moderator: Shobhana A. Chaudhari, MD, FACP, AGSF  
Learning Objectives: (1) discuss aging changes in coagulation; (2) identify notable considerations for selection of oral anticoagulant therapy in older adults; (3) evaluate the efficacy and bleeding risks of direct oral anticoagulants in older adults; (4) describe the pharmacologic properties and dosing requirements of the direct oral anticoagulants; and (5) manage practical issues related to use of the direct oral anticoagulants in older adults.

  • Geriatric Perspective
    Shobhana A. Chaudhari, MD, FACP, AGSF
  • Pharmacologic Aspects of Providing Safe DOAC Therapy
    Candice Garwood, PharmD, BCPS
  • Hematological Perspective
    Robert G. Lerner, MD, FACP

Plenary Symposia

AGS MEMBERS BUSINESS MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 9:15am - 10:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Room Stars at Night 1/2

Meeting of the AGS membership. Reports on status of AGS, 2016 highlights and introduction of the new President, Board members, and new AGS Fellows.

  • Opening Remarks and Announcements
    Paul Mulhausen, MD, 2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Recognition of Outgoing Committee Members Incoming President’s Address
  • Recognition of New AGS Fellows
  • David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award
    Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, AGSF

 

Plenary Symposia

PLENARY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Room Stars at Night 1/2

CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit, Pharmacy Credit: 1.0
Sponsored by the Research Committee
Moderator: Debra Saliba, MD, MPH
This session will present the top three research abstracts based on average score, quality, originality and methodology of research. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss whether the PREPARE website increases advance care planning documentation; (2) describe whether a scripted telephone call by trained nurses to an older adult after discharge from the ED to home reduces ED/hospital return rates or death within 30 days; and (3) review whether the D-PRESCRIBE intervention is more likely to lead to benzodiazepine deprescrescribing compared to the EMPOWER intervention alone.

  • P1 - A Patient-facing Advance Care Planning (ACP) Website called PREPARE Increases ACP Documentation and Engagement in a Randomized Trial of Diverse Older Primary Care Patients
    Rebecca Sudore, MD
  • P2 - Telephone Follow-up for Older Adults Discharged to Home from the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Kevin Biese, MD, MAT
  • P3 - D-PRESCRIBE Overtakes EMPOWER in Patient-Centered Deprescribing of Benzodiazepines: Preliminary Results from a Pragmatic Cluster-Randomized Community-Based Trial in Canada
    Phillipe Martin, MSc

Plenary Symposia

AGS 75th ANNIVERSARY LECTURE

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room Stars at Night 1/2

Presented by The John A. Hartford Foundation
CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit, Pharmacy Credit: 1.0
Supported by an educational grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation
Speaker: James T. Pacala, MD, MS

James T. Pacala, MD, MS
James T. Pacala, MD, MS

 

Where have we been? Where are we going? To toast the diamond jubilee of the AGS, join us for a special lecture to reflect on the past, present, and future of geriatrics expertise.  Learning objectives: (1) describe advances in geriatrics that have been made over the past 75 years; and (2) discuss where the field of geriatrics will be headed in the future.

Other Session

EDUCATION PRODUCT SHOWCASE

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Track: Education
  • Location: Exhibit Hall 1

The Education Product Showcase will provide attendees an opportunity to examine education products focusing on classroom teaching, small group activities, web-based modules, handouts and guides, "bedside" teaching tools, self-studies, and others.

Other Session

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN AND POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Education Networking
  • Location: Exhibit Hall 1

Exhibit hall open and posters available for viewing.

Other Session

LUNCH BREAK

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Exhibit Hall 1

Complimentary lunch available in the Exhibit Hall 1.

Poster Session

POSTER SESSION A

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Exhibit Hall 1

View the most current research in geriatrics. Authors will be available to discuss the presented findings and answer questions.

Symposia

BUILDING A CO-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: AN INTERACTIVE CASE DISCUSSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room 305

CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit: 1.5
Moderator: Daniel Ari Mendelson, MS, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD
Using a case video to stimulate table discussion with faculty facilitators interspersed with focused mini-lectures, participants will learn and apply the principles of geriatrics co-management, propose strategies for perioperative risk stratification and optimization, and devise an approach to managing perioperative geriatrics syndromes. The session is intended to be interactive and clinically practical with the goal of encouraging the learner to delve deeper in to geriatrics co-management.  This symposium is an introduction to the geriatrics orthopedics co-management program developed by AGS with the support of the John A. Hartford Foundation.  Learning Objectives:  (1) employ the principles of geriatrics co-management; (2) propose a strategy to risk stratify and optimize perioperative elders; and (3) devise approaches for addressing common perioperative geriatrics syndromes.

  • Principles of Geriatrics Co-Management
    Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC, AGSF
  • Perioperative Risk Stratification and Optimization
    Joseph A. Nicholas, MD, MPH
  • Dealing with Co-Morbidities
    Mriganka Singh, MD
 

Workshop

CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP II: A PRACTICAL APPROACH AND EFFICIENT TOOLS FOR OFFICE-BASED INTERPROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC EVALUATION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room 225 A

CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit: 1.5

Sponsored by the Nurses Section, Education Committee, Residents Section, Teachers Section, Resident Activity Subcommittee
Moderator: Maura J. Brennan, MD
Attendees will improve their assessment of cognitive function, falls risk and hearing/vision loss by incorporating different tools and enhanced physical exam and observation skills into their practices. Learning Objectives: (1) compare and contrast validated screening and/or assessment tools and physical exam findings for dementia, gait or balance disorders and visual/hearing loss and interpret initial results; and (2) incorporate basic, practical geriatric evaluation for three common geriatric problems into both their clinical practice and teaching of trainees and other professional colleagues.

  • Cognition
    Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH
  • Gait and Balance
    Lisa Granville, MD
  • Vision and Hearing
    Hal H. Atkinson, MD, MS
 

Symposia

CONTROVERSIES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BEER’S CRITERIA: TO DEPRESCRIBE OR NOT TO DEPRESCRIBE?

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Room Stars at Night 1/2

CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit, Pharmacy Credit: 1.5 
Sponsored by Quality and Performance Measurement Committee and the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group
Moderator: Michael H. Perskin, MD
This session offer solutions related to controversies in quality surrounding the application of the Beers Criteria.  Learning Objectives: (1) improve the implementation of the 2015 AGS Beers Criteria for the reduction in use of potentially inappropriate medication in your practice; (2) describe how to select  specific therapeutic classes to evaluate for deprescribing during the medication reconciliation process; (3) develop strategies for medication harm reduction by establishing quality and safety goals with respect to prescribing practices; and (4) identify resources and tools to support safe, high quality prescribing.

  • Nobler in the Mind: When Are Benzodiazepines Safe for Use in Ambulatory Older Adults?
    Kamal Kejriwal, MD, CMD, AGSF, FAAFP
  • Taking Arms against a Sea of Troubles: What is the Patient Perspective Related to Opioid Use for Pain Management?
    Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
  • Making Calamity of So Long Life: When Do You Consider Stopping Proton Pump Inhibitors or Statins?
    David SH Lee, PharmD, PhD